The Telegraph: US Civil War Infographic

This post is my infographic which gives some insight into the basics of what the telegraph was, and how it was used during the US Civil War. I had been aware of how important the telegraph was in the war to some degree, but had practically known nothing about how it works or how important it was prior to creating my infographic. There were many sources detailing the logistics and use of the technology, as well as how it was used by the military and President Lincoln during the war. In my research, I found that Lincoln’s borderline obsession with it was a common theme in some articles I had read. Overall, it was fun to do the research and I learned much about a topic I have always had some interest in.

Cave Painting of corn hole

I had a great time presenting the cave painting during the class on Thursday, whilst I also learned how to better interpret means of communication that are not direct (i.e. Pictionary game) coordinating to quickly draw the cave painting, as well as splitting the game of corn hole in 3 parts resulted in increased complexity simultaneously with our peers being better able to quickly narrow down what our picture meant. It was a great deal of fun as well as interesting to see how such simple methods of communication were utilized to provide such different messages from each group.